Today, three-dozen nuclear watchdog organizations sent an urgent message to Congress declaring resumption of nuclear weapons testing by the United States “absolutely unacceptable” and “dangerously destabilizing.”
PSR-LA Strongly Supports the Movement for Black Lives and the National Uprising Protesting the Murder of Black People
As an environmental health and justice organization, PSR-LA is fully committed to dismantling the systemic racism that perpetuates health and economic disparity in black communities. We cannot eliminate health threats from environmental racism if we do not first address the systemic racism that perpetuates it. We ask you to join us in the movement to demand justice and fight for an end to structural racism and oppression.
On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) and the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) signed a consent order to tear down parts of 10 buildings in the nuclear area of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The agreement was met by skepticism from community members and cleanup advocates.
For FY 2020 (tax year 2019), Los Angeles County will spend $2,057,720,316 on nuclear weapons programs, and the City of Los Angeles will spend $841,882,188. These are tax dollars much better spent on human needs, especially now as we struggle to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we must change our national priorities and invest in critical needs for our survival, not deadly weapons that must never be used.
California EPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld will discuss cleanup efforts at the Santa Susana Field Lab on February 13 at a meeting of the SSFL Work Group. The SSFL Work Group was founded in 1989 to educate and engage the community, government agencies, and elected officials in the cleanup. The meeting will include a public Q&A with a panel of experts, community members, and elected officials.
Comments on NASA’s Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) cleanup submitted by the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and the City of Los Angeles opposed NASA’s attempt to walk away from cleaning up most of the contamination on its SSFL property and urged NASA to comply with its legally-binding cleanup agreement.
In October 2019, NASA released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the cleanup of soil at its portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) which proposes breaking out of its agreement to clean up all of its contamination and leaving most of its contamination not cleaned up. Tell NASA it must protect public health and the environment by keeping its word and cleaning up ALL of its contamination!
One Year After Woolsey Fire, Federal Agencies Escalate Efforts to Abandon Cleanup of Contaminated Nuclear Site Where Fire Began
One year after the devastating Woolsey Fire began at and burned most of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL,) Boeing, the Department of Energy and NASA are pushing forward plans to abrogate cleanup agreements and leave most of the radioactive and chemical contamination on the site unremediated.